Really can't figure out how to feel about it. Reaaaalllly catchy, fun energy, kind of a bop can't really knock it entirely. The lyrics are pretty wack in certain bars, but I enjoy a couple lines too. The elephant in the room seems to be how derivative of gecs it is. Doesn't go anywhere near as hard as any of their tracks either. I see potential here but ElyOtto needs to make dramatic changes to add originality for me not to say "why not just listen to gecs?"
The fact that Ariel Pink is an asshole now has made me express my massive distaste for music that sounds like shit on purpose. The vocals across this whole thing could sound WAY better than they do. This shit is so pretentious. If there's no point not to, just make your music fucking sound good. If I wanted my music to sound like it went through the garbage disposal I'd just beat the fuck out of my headphones and call it a day.
It was so great to see SOAD come back together to spread an important message about their home country. I like both tracks but prefer Protect the Land as it seems much heavier than typically seen in SOAD's earlier work and has the most hard-hitting instrumental in my experience. Genocidal Humanoidz is solid too but certainly reminds me way too much of Hypnotize/Mesmerize-era-SOAD.